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or a loved one has been injured in an accident;
have been injured or suffered a financial loss due to a poorly designed or manufactured product;
think you have been cheated out of your inheritance;
are ill, injured, or impaired and anticipate being out of work for 12 months or more.
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Construction accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injuries in the workplace in the United States and abroad. Full-time construction workers are often put in hazardous situations when building or demolishing properties for the city, state, or private sector. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports approximately 700-1,000 construction accident-related fatalities yearly. While on a downward trend, there were still nearly 750 deaths due to injuries in construction accidents. Scaffolding, building collapses, falls without safety harnesses, and faulty mechanical equipment contributes to thousands of construction accident injuries every year.
If you or someone you know has suffered personal injuries or loss of income due to a construction accident, please contact our Personal Injury Lawyers today.
Types of Construction Accidents
Construction accidents occur in many different ways, and one of the only things they have in common is that they constantly injure workers.
More than 12 construction accidents daily result in moderate to catastrophic personal injuries. This includes all the accidents that frequently occur on construction or demolition sites.
The two most common types of construction accidents are falls and electrocutions, with falls as the top reason for construction site fatalities. Falls mainly occur because of the fragile nature of incomplete flooring or roofing in work-in-progress construction sites. Electrocutions are not uncommon due to the delicate process of harnessing electricity through wiring. If proper protective measures are not taken, and safety equipment is not provided, electrocutions may seriously injure construction workers.
Other frequent causes of construction accidents include:
Power Tool Failure
Injuries from Construction Accidents
Make no mistake, construction sites are the most dangerous workplaces in the country. A constant stream of accidents and injuries occurs every year on construction sites. At the same time, a certain percentage of these accidents are due to human error resulting from negligence and careless labor practices. Work injuries are infrequently fatal yet account for most acquired permanent disabilities. Construction accidents result in personal injuries due to the dangers inherent in working on, in, or around construction sites.
Common construction accident injuries include:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injuries
Soft Tissue Injuries
Internal Organ Damage
Getting Legal Help
Construction accidents are mostly preventable if all the proper safety and protective measures are in place. When they are not, personal injuries occur. If you have been injured in a construction accident or construction-related incident, our experienced legal team can help ensure you receive compensation for your suffering. Please contact our Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation.
If you’ve been injured in a boating or other watercraft accident that was someone else’s fault, you may wonder if you are eligible for a personal injury settlement. If you or your personal injury attorney can prove negligence on the part of the boat operator, you may be eligible for compensation. Injuries caused by others’ negligence in boating and watercraft accidents are eligible for compensation, just like injuries incurred in a car accident.
A variety of injuries can occur in a boating collision, regardless of the boat hits another watercraft or a stationary object, such as a dock:
• Broken Bones
• Traumatic Brain Injuries
• Injuries Leading to Paralysis
• Lacerations or Amputations
These injuries can lead to big medical bills and lifelong disabilities. Just like with a motor vehicle, operators of watercraft must fulfill certain responsibilities:
• They must have proper knowledge of how to operate and control their watercraft
• They must maintain a safe operating speed
• They must take care to avoid other watercraft and stationary objects
• They cannot imbibe alcohol or use other drugs while operating their watercraft.
Unlike car operators, however, those who operate watercraft are not necessarily required to have a license or any type of training-and the large majority of boating accidents are caused by those operators who do not have any boating education. However, a lack of proper education does not free an operator from their liability as a watercraft operator. Suppose the operator was negligent in fulfilling one or more of these duties. In that case, they can be held liable for their passengers’ injuries or for the injuries of those in a watercraft that they struck.
What to do if you are involved in a boating accident
* If you are involved in a boating accident, you must make sure you or someone else calls the water authorities. These authorities will be either United States Coast Guard officers or state Marine Patrol officers. The coast guard officers will fill out an accident report similar to if you were in a car accident. The report will make note of personal injuries, damage to the watercraft, and any underlying factors, such as the use of alcohol, that might have contributed to the accident.
* Make sure you report any injuries you have at the time of the accident. Not reporting them can make it more difficult to gain compensation later on. Make sure that any insurance company information is also reported. Make sure to call your insurance company as soon as possible to notify them of an accident.
* If the negligent boat operator is defiant in checking with their insurance company about covering you, or if they refuse responsibility for the accident, you may want to contact a boating accident attorney who can help you determine the strength of your claim by assessing accident reports, the extent of your injuries, and discussions with the at-fault party’s insurance company.
A personal injury settlement can compensate you for your medical bills, pain, and suffering caused by your injury, time away from work, and any lifelong disabilities you may have received due to the boating accident.